You can see it now: Fresh air. Blue skies. Skiing down the mountain with your kid. Everyone smiling, laughing and having a good time.
You get off the chairlift with your child. Together you ski down the mountain and feel the thrill of sliding fast down a snowy hill. The picture in your mind is a perfect winter day outdoors.
We can help you make this happen.
“As a new ski mom I was really nervous about doing things "right" on the ski hill with my kids. I loved feeling prepared with the right clothing and attitude and we even watched some of the videos together so my older kids could learn a few things too. I'm super grateful to the Online Family Ski School for giving me the confidence I needed to help my kids on the hill!”-Jess Curran, Idaho
Teaching kids should be fun and the Online Family Ski School is here to help.
Are you a parent who wants to teach your children to ski? A parent who isn’t quite sure where to start?
We’re parents, too. We are three ski moms with 35 years combined experience skiing with our children. We know the learn-to-ski process can be daunting, so we’re here to help.
Whether you aim to teach your children to ski yourself, you’re looking for a way to help your child’s skiing skills progress or you’re in search of common sense information to make every ski day easier and more fun, the Online Family Ski School can help.
In the course of twelve lessons, you’ll learn about clothing and equipment, how to get on and off all sorts of lifts, and the skills necessary to help your child progress from a “never ever” skier to a little ripper.
Designed to be used on it’s own, or in combination with professional ski lessons, the Online Family Ski School is your one-stop source for inspiration, information and a lifetime of family skiing fun.
We can help you achieve the picture perfect family ski experience.
- Having fun and staying safe while sliding down a snowy hillside.
- Spending quality family time together on the chairlift.
- Creating unforgettable winter memories with your kids.
The Online Family Ski School helps you teach your kids to ski.
- How to teach your kids to support their own body weight, control their speed and stop on skis. No more wet noodle kids!
- Games to play to introduce ski concepts and support skills learned in lessons.
- What to wear to stop all those complaints about cold fingers and toes.
- How to teach your child to turn and stop on skis to safely get down the mountain together.
Designed by parents, for parents.
Online Family Ski School is an online course designed to help you teach your kids to ski. Content includes:
- Answering frequently asked questions
- What to wear for a successful ski day
- Teaching tips for both on and off the snow
- How to assess the right time, right place, and right weather for teaching your child to ski
- Body position
- How to safely load and unload a magic carpet, tow rope and chairlift with kids
- Teaching the wedge, how to stop and control speed while skiing
- Teaching how to turn on skis
Raise life-long skiers.
"I feel like the Online Family Ski School gave me lots of little tips that made the whole process of teaching my boys to ski easier and more positive. I don't think I would have thought of playing "red light, green light" on my own, but it is one of the boys' favorites and it teaches a skill while having fun and playing a game."
- Sarah S, mom of 6, 4 and 2 year old boys
Join an exclusive community.
In addition to great course content, students of the Online Family Ski School get access to an exclusive facebook group where you can:
- Ask questions
- Connect with other students
- Share your family ski victories
Alyssa Erickson, Kristen Lummis and Susan Strayer know what it's like to ski with kids. With decades of combined ski experience, these ladies know how to help you teach your child to ski.
Alyssa Erickson authors the blog kidproject.org. She's based in Utah where she skis with her husband, three kids and their dog. She's been skiing since the age of two, spent years as a ski racer and ski coach.
Kristen Lummis is the brave ski mom over at Braveskimom.com. Her passion for skiing has taken her all over the world. Kristen and her husband live in Colorado, where they taught their boys to ski at age three. Although both sons are now in college, they still make time to ski as a family.
Susan Strayer writes at MountainMomandTots.com. She has a degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development, lives full time at Sundance Mountain Resort and has experience as a professional snowboard instructor.
StartOnline Family Ski School Waiver
StartStart Here! A Trail Map for Using this Course
StartVIDEO: Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers!) (3:34)
StartVIDEO: Skiing or Snowboarding? (1:48)
StartVIDEO: A Dad's Best Ski Season Ever! (2:33)
StartVIDEO: Meet The Ski Moms! (2:35)
StartA Glossary of Ski Terms
StartChoosing a Ski School
StartVIDEO: What You Need to Know about Ski Equipment (10:15)
StartVIDEO: Gear Wrangling: Tips for Storing and Transporting All of this Stuff! (2:33)
StartSki Equipment Basics: Boots, Skis, Poles and the Edgie-Wedgie
StartSki Boot Fitting 101, Plus Tips for Keeping Feet Warm
StartDownloadable Ski Gear Checklist
StartSaving Money on Ski Equipment